Black Snake Moan** 8a
A smart line. Start on the ledges just left of the gearing-up block. 20m. Climb the fingery brown wall to the break and finish up the black streak above. © ROCKFAX
The black streak to the left of Brean topping, starting as for that route.
Dave Pickford 2010

Ticklists: The road to 8a, West Country Climbs, West Country projects, South West 8's.

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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Did this with a load of draws as a bit of weight training!
PeterDawson - Lead RP - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Nov/14

Happy to get my first 8a even if it was a tad soft. Nice boulder problem at the top
chrisscutt - Lead RP - 01/Nov/14 with Steph

Much easier when the holds are dry.
brices - Lead RP - 20/Sep/14 with Llinos

Good sequence, the holds felt massive after Brean Topping !
James Marshall - Lead RP - 12/Aug/14 with Tom Ball

Rested on jug (total contrivance not to IMHO), soft 7c+?
Justin T - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Nancy

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/May/14

Easy 7c+ if you rest on the jug like I did.
JM - Lead RP - 30/Mar/14 with Stevo

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Mar/14

Second half utterly soaking. Played on first half.
DorsetGareth - TR dnf - 19/Jan/14 with Andy Wiseman

2nd try
Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 30/Nov/13 with Peter Dawson

cold fingers but fun bouldery crux. soft.
tom106 - Lead RP - 25/Nov/13 with alessio, Joe i

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Nov/13

Really good condition today felt good!
Jack_F - Lead RP - 22/Jun/13 with adam cooper* super*

3rd go, nearly flashed. good!
adam cooper*super* - Lead RP - 22/Jun/13 with jack folland

Great route, did it today in a day, but I've done the bottom half a bunch of times, still, almost fell off the bottom part on my sent. I use different beta than everyone elses, which made it feel more like 7c+ than 8a.
Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13 with viki harvey

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13

First redpoint, quite cool route actually.
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead RP - 19/Apr/13 with JackMac

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/13

pinged off the top crimp a few times loosing body tension
brices - Lead dog - 13/Mar/13 with Ross Atkinson, Tomar

Linked crux today no skin for send though
brices - Lead dog - 03/Mar/13 with Tomar

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 28/Feb/13 with gordon

So cold that fingers were completely numb before the break. Was fine in two sections though - will be back.
simonr - Lead dog - 23/Feb/13 with Eleri, Sam Clarke

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Feb/13

cross - 2013

all moves done fell off at end of crux 2nd go. next time
brices - Lead dog - 08/Dec/12 with Tomar

Hidden - Lead RP - Nov/12

1st 8a, harder than other 7c+'s I've done but not by much
Tris.w - Lead RP - 30/Oct/12 with Laurent

2nd go
Cassidy - Lead RP - 14/Jul/12 with Rich Emerson

dan gibson - Lead RP - 19/Jun/12 with julie carroll

1st redpoint 2day, felt ok with cooler conditions, 7c+
peaches69 - Lead RP - 31/May/12 with connor

2nd session, done in 2 overlapping sections. bottom to crux, break to top
peaches69 - TR dog - 27/May/12 with connor

Hidden - TR dnf - 15/Apr/12

Pretty cool but short-lived. Sequence didn't seem obvious.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12 with Jenni

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 21/Mar/12

more 7c+ than 8a
Gavinsymonds - 01/Mar/12

Took a while. Avoided the massive ledge for hands-possibly 8a this way: need to do a few more to be sure! Def the hardest route I've done @ Brean to date.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 15/Jan/12

A tad soft,
westyb3 - Lead RP - 04/Dec/11 with Heather Ogston

Climbed second go. Very soft for 8a.
Cailean Harker - Lead RP - 28/Nov/11

gazhbo - Lead - Nov/09

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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